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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
But Iesus said vnto him, Follow me, & let the dead, bury their dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
But Jesus *said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But Jesus saith unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But Jesus said to him, Come after me; and let the dead take care of their dead.
- Basic English Bible
But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
- Darby Bible
But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
- Webster's Bible
Follow me, said Jesus, "and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
- Weymouth Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
- World English Bible
But Jhesus seide to hym, Sue thou me, and lete deed men birie her deede men.
- Wycliffe Bible
and Jesus said to him, `Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'
- Youngs Literal Bible
8:22 But Jesus said - When God calls, leave the business of the world to them who are dead to God.
Mt 8:22 Follow me. The highest of all duties, now discharged by becoming his disciple, obeying him and making his life our example. Let the dead bury their dead. Those spiritually dead will attend to the last rites of them who have died naturally.
Mike D's comment on 2015-01-17 13:51:25:
In this verse Jesus is responding to a man who is waiting for his father to die and then he would have sufficient funds to follow from the money gained through the inheritance. Jesus is saying when I call you follow me and I will provide. A verse that comes to mind is Psalms 37:25 Many people intend on serving Christ, when I get out of High School, or College, or when the kids grow up then it 's when I retire. No excuses.
Gurjit Singh's comment on 2014-12-30 07:06:33:
First dead are those people who do not remenber God.Those people who never do any work for the sake of God.Who never try to find God in themselves.For God these people are also dead or of no value.Spiritually these people are dead for God.Second dead are physically dead people in the world.Christ told his followers that these types of work burrying etc. are for worldly intended people because they have no inetrest in God.You are now awakend towards God and now do that works which help you in spiritual progress.
Cynt G.'s comment on 2014-07-09 14:58:26:
I understand priorities in being a disciple of Christ. I 'm having difficulty understanding why those left behind to tend to the dead are considered "dead. " That 's like saying all that attend to burials and ceremonies are dead in Christ.
Terry's comment on 2012-06-22 07:55:26:
It's not what do I think, it's what does it say.
The Scripture clearly tell us we need ot get our priorities straight. Much like WWJD what would Jesus do, it's should be WDJD what did Jesus DO. We need to read and pray and do the things the bible commands us to do.
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